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Keep It In The Elevator

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November 14, 2016
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Living by Faith with Mike & DeeDee Freeman

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  • as well as the children.
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  • And when he says obey, it is the husbands responsibility
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  • to make sure that he is enforcing obedience in the home.
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  • Because I promise you, some of the demise
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  • that we are experiencing
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  • in our society is coming directly from
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  • the lack of enforcement of obedience in the home.
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  • Today, on Living by Faith...
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  • because I'm adding value to who they are.
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  • "Okay baby, let's get this spinach thing done.
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  • "But I also wanna make sure you will
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  • "at least get a scoop of ice cream."
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  • It was the value I had in my house
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  • that literally caused them to know
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  • that my role as your child is as equally
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  • as significant and important as your role as father.
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  • And God forbid,
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  • He never imagined same-sex marriages.
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  • Never, it was never in the mind of God
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  • as it relates to His intent.
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  • God never intended for two men to get together.
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  • Or two women to get together.
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  • And then have children.
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  • Well you can't have them, they gotta come from
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  • a previous relationship or you adopt them.
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  • But never the less we have these diversities
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  • and dynamics in our society.
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  • I just can't address the traditional family
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  • and leave the blended family.
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  • I can't address the single family
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  • and dismiss the same-sex family.
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  • I'm gonna talk about the same-sex family
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  • because we're the same ones who have the propensity
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  • to say come as you are.
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  • But the minute two men coming in as married men
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  • we turn up our nose.
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  • There may be some situations in here.
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  • I'm gonna address every area of what
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  • marriage should look like in our society.
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  • Every area.
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  • Hunch your neighbor and say
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  • don't even turn up your nose on this one.
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  • (audience responds)
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  • No, I have to, because if in fact
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  • what she said is so, then maybe just maybe
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  • if the parents are not willing to open up
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  • to the plan and the principles of God's word
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  • found in the word as it relates to marriage,
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  • maybe those children that is with that husband and husband,
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  • that don't even go together.
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  • Ugh, yucky, but so is all of the adultery
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  • and outside chicks on the side and all of that.
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  • It's just as ugh as the rest of it.
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  • So we have a, "Houston we have a problem."
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  • We have challenges here relative to those areas
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  • and it's my job as a man of God to address
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  • the issues of our day.
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  • Just like the apostle Paul did
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  • and we're gonna talk about these areas.
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  • Because what if I can get to that child,
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  • and that child hears the word of God?
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  • And that child realizes that a husband and husband deal
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  • was never the will of God.
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  • Come on I like that group over there, yeah yeah.
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  • That was never the will of God
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  • and then they turn this thing around.
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  • I promise you man, based upon what I have seen
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  • just in the last three generations
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  • with my grandmother and grandfather.
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  • They've been together having my aunt birthday,
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  • my auntie birthday.
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  • And then aunt Mar, and my father Bishop,
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  • and all of them and they're coming together
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  • and having these families.
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  • And then from the union with my mom Carrie Bell Freeman.
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  • Don't y'all laugh at my momma's name.
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  • But Carrie Bell got together with Bishop
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  • and they both came from deeply rooted religious backgrounds
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  • that had a standard concerning marriage.
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  • They get together and they are married now for 65 years.
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  • Look, they give birth to us
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  • and at the same time her parents hooked up and they too
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  • have been married for 65 years and give birth to this one.
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  • And then so on and so on.
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  • And now you saw my children sitting up here
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  • with their wife and their husbands
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  • or their husband and fiance.
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  • It ain't over until October 10th.
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  • I still got time.
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  • But look what we're starting even in our own family.
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  • Where the 65 years established here.
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  • 30 years tomorrow established here.
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  • With my children they have established years already
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  • as it relates to this understanding and what God intended.
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  • Their children are gonna pick up from the same lineage.
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  • Imagine if every last one of us were established.
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  • Okay you are with whomever you are with right now,
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  • just go ahead and hang out, build the thing.
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  • Get the principles that's established from God's word
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  • so you can turn around the next generation
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  • and they too can live happily ever after.
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  • Now go to Colossians for a moment.
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  • Let's look at that.
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  • - Before you go into Colossians,
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  • you wanna talk about mutual submission.
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  • Because that's our title for today.
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  • We're talking about mutual submission.
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  • And mutual submission - [Pastor] Oh that's good.
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  • - [DeeDee] is not just for the spouses.
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  • Not for husband and wife.
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  • But as we're talking about in the family.
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  • There should be mutual submission
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  • between your children and you as well.
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  • Let's see how that goes.
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  • - Explain that again because I
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  • was focusing on something else.
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  • - Mutual submission, I didn't explain anything.
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  • I said we're not just talking about just husband and wife,
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  • we're talking about your children as well.
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  • - Okay, involved in this mutual submission.
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  • So now the apostle Paul begins this thing in Colossians.
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  • I think this is so fascinating because
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  • he begins to describe the role
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  • of each entity of the family.
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  • So in verse number 18, if you have it say you have it.
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  • Colossians 3:18.
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  • So verse 18 says what?
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  • Wives do what?
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  • - Submit. (audience responds)
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  • - Now that word submit, it is not clearly defined,
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  • it's not gonna be clearly understood.
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  • And so there is now a disdain
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  • towards that word, submit.
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  • As a matter of fact, some couples even request
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  • that it is removed from their vows.
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  • Well if you intend on having me
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  • to be a part of that covenant then you
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  • aren't gonna change what I've established
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  • as it relates to the vows when it comes to the word of God.
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  • It says "Wives do" what?
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  • Submit your?
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  • - Self.
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  • - Unto your who?
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  • - Own.
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  • - Go on sweetie.
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  • - "As it is fit in the Lord."
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  • - As it is fit in the Lord.
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  • So he starts to address the wife.
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  • And then guess what he does?
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  • Right here, now, he goes towards the husband.
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  • He said now "Husband, here is your role.
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  • "Love your wives.
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  • - "And be not bitter against them."
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  • - Because again, that woman was subservient to the man
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  • and there was no equality.
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  • And Jesus, well God Himself talked about
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  • the equality that should be demonstrated in the marriage
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  • from the very beginning.
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  • He didn't say "Well some men got it all wrong
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  • "and don't know that they are
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  • "to submit to their wives as well."
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  • Because when you see the apostle Paul addressing
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  • it over here, you think I'm just supposed to love her
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  • and I'm not supposed to submit to her.
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  • But hold on halls we gonna show you in a minute
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  • that there is a mutual submission in the household.
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  • Then he gets to the next part of it
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  • in verse 20 he says what?
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  • - "Children obey your parents in all things.
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  • "For this is well pleasing unto the Lord."
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  • - Now he says, first of all he says wives,
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  • and then he says husbands, and then he says children
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  • here's your role in this entire system.
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  • Here's your role in this set up.
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  • I want the wife to know that she has a responsibility.
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  • I want the husband to know that he has a responsibility
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  • as well as the children.
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  • And when he says obey, it is the husbands responsibility
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  • to make sure that he is enforcing obedience in the home.
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  • Because I promise you, some of the demise
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  • that we are experiencing
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  • in our society is coming directly from
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  • the lack of enforcement of obedience in the home.
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  • And subsequently, a lot of them are losing their lives
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  • long before they should.
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  • Because in this particular scripture the apostle Paul,
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  • he also refers to the promise that's connected to a child
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  • honoring his mother and father.
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  • Now today, parents are trying to have a level of equality
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  • and just be friends with their kids,
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  • and giving them Jordan's even when
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  • they're flunking out of school.
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  • I don't know how you reward your child with an iphone
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  • and they can't spell it.
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  • (audience laughs)
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  • No, I mean I don't get that.
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  • And so in our society this old school,
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  • what was considered old school.
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  • And what the devil did in this instance sweetie,
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  • in the very beginning in the first century church,
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  • the devil used tactics like this is new school stuff
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  • that Paul is trying to implement.
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  • And there were some who were resisting
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  • what he was presenting at that time.
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  • Now in the 21st century you got people
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  • who are calling this stuff old school.
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  • And now the devil, when he tried to get em
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  • on that end and could not when Paul
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  • was inserting these new ideologies
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  • about how marriage should go.
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  • Now on this end he's saying "Oh that's done away with.
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  • "That's old school."
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  • Some of the things that my parents did I would never do
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  • in raising my kids because I didn't like it.
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  • Well the truth be told, all of us would of rather
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  • been in the family down the street.
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  • The family that didn't allow their kids to obey anybody.
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  • They would eat cereal for dinner and all that kind of stuff.
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  • And they would sleep in their clothes,
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  • didn't have any curfew.
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  • - Didn't have to brush their teeth.
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  • - Didn't have to brush their teeth.
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  • We like "That's the family I wanna be a part of."
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  • Come on somebody.
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  • You know you were like "I want the family that doesn't
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  • "have the structure, and the rules, and the regulations."
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  • But it has all panned out.
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  • The harvest of this thing is now
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  • we see the children who had the structure,
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  • those families are doing far well than
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  • the houses that did not.
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  • So it's important now, that we figure out
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  • what the word of God has to say about what God requires.
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  • - And that's good because we started off
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  • talking about how we don't see
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  • any good families in the church.
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  • You know, in the Bible, you can't read
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  • or find any good families or any good systems
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  • that were established in the Bible.
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  • But that does not negate the fact
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  • that God has said that we can have blessed families.
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  • Because if it's in the word of God we can have it.
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  • It's just like, just because you don't ever
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  • see anybody get healed doesn't mean
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  • that the word of God is not true.
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  • - I like that.
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  • - That God Jesus is still a healer.
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  • You understand?
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  • So don't use that. - [Pastor] How many of y'all
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  • - [Pastor] know I know He is a healer?
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  • Glory to God.
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  • - But I don't want them to use that as an excuse.
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  • - Absolutely. - [DeeDee] You know,
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  • - [DeeDee] because the devil will make you
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  • look at your family and say "Oh well we not that bad."
  • 00:12:29.130 --> 00:12:31.060
  • Well no, I'm telling you fix it.
  • 00:12:31.060 --> 00:12:33.050
  • If you see some areas of lack or see some areas
  • 00:12:33.220 --> 00:12:36.100
  • that's not lining up with the word of God
  • 00:12:36.100 --> 00:12:38.250
  • in your relationship or in your family
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  • then you can fix it, all right.
  • 00:12:40.190 --> 00:12:43.050
  • All right.
  • 00:12:43.050 --> 00:12:44.050
  • - Okay so Colossians.
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  • I wanna go over to Ephesians chapter number five right now.
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  • Ephesians chapter number five quickly.
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  • Go there for me sweetie.
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  • - Five?
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  • - Five and 21.
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  • - All right.
  • 00:12:57.020 --> 00:12:58.020
  • "Submitting to one another.
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  • - [Pastor] Submitting to who?
  • 00:13:02.280 --> 00:13:04.060
  • - One another.
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  • - [Pastor] Submitting to who?
  • 00:13:05.160 --> 00:13:06.230
  • Really?
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  • You know I used to just love 22.
  • 00:13:09.260 --> 00:13:11.210
  • And I thought this whole chapter
  • 00:13:11.210 --> 00:13:13.090
  • started off at 22.
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  • I never knew 21 existed.
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  • - I know, cause I thought you used
  • 00:13:17.240 --> 00:13:18.280
  • to have that blocked out in my Bible.
  • 00:13:18.280 --> 00:13:21.010
  • You never let me read 21, you always started at 22.
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  • - Start at 22, wives, I'm the head of this household.
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  • "Wives submit yourselves to" who?
  • 00:13:30.190 --> 00:13:32.100
  • - Your own--
  • 00:13:33.010 --> 00:13:34.070
  • - But firstly, 21 says submitting to who?
  • 00:13:34.070 --> 00:13:36.100
  • (audience responds)
  • 00:13:36.100 --> 00:13:37.160
  • So here is the mutual submission that's
  • 00:13:37.160 --> 00:13:39.240
  • now the apostle Paul is talking about.
  • 00:13:39.240 --> 00:13:42.050
  • So not only is she submitting to me.
  • 00:13:42.050 --> 00:13:45.040
  • I'm also submitting unto her.
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  • You're gonna see through the scripture
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  • that this submission should run
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  • throughout the entire household.
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  • I not only submit myself to her,
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  • but I submit myself to my children.
  • 00:13:57.190 --> 00:14:00.070
  • In the way or how the scripture
  • 00:14:00.070 --> 00:14:03.200
  • has defined submission.
  • 00:14:03.200 --> 00:14:06.010
  • Because submission is not--
  • 00:14:06.010 --> 00:14:08.190
  • - Right, okay let me say.
  • 00:14:08.280 --> 00:14:10.110
  • - Awe man--
  • 00:14:10.110 --> 00:14:11.180
  • - Cause no really this is all about submission.
  • 00:14:11.180 --> 00:14:12.210
  • I'm glad you're saying that.
  • 00:14:12.210 --> 00:14:14.220
  • Because a lot of people think I was getting
  • 00:14:14.220 --> 00:14:16.120
  • ready to say what people think submission is.
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  • Submission they think is control,
  • 00:14:18.130 --> 00:14:21.030
  • or just being authoritative.
  • 00:14:21.030 --> 00:14:22.230
  • Telling somebody, dictating to somebody
  • 00:14:22.230 --> 00:14:26.080
  • what they should and what they should not do.
  • 00:14:26.080 --> 00:14:28.150
  • But submission was only about order.
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  • Say only.
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  • - [Everyone] Only.
  • 00:14:32.040 --> 00:14:33.010
  • - [DeeDee] Only about order.
  • 00:14:33.010 --> 00:14:34.070
  • God is a God of order you all know that.
  • 00:14:34.070 --> 00:14:36.090
  • 1st Corinthians 14:40, it says let all things be done
  • 00:14:36.090 --> 00:14:39.290
  • decently and in order.
  • 00:14:39.290 --> 00:14:42.120
  • So God is a God of order.
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  • And in order to have order we must have
  • 00:14:44.110 --> 00:14:47.010
  • order in our families or in our relationships,
  • 00:14:47.010 --> 00:14:50.170
  • even in the church.
  • 00:14:50.170 --> 00:14:51.220
  • Just because Pastor Mike is the Pastor
  • 00:14:51.220 --> 00:14:53.130
  • does not make his position higher than your position.
  • 00:14:53.130 --> 00:14:55.280
  • - Come on, come on say that again.
  • 00:14:55.280 --> 00:14:58.080
  • - Just because Pastor Mike is the Pastor of this church
  • 00:14:58.080 --> 00:15:00.230
  • does not make his position higher than your position.
  • 00:15:00.230 --> 00:15:04.040
  • It simply defines the order so God can have things
  • 00:15:04.040 --> 00:15:07.220
  • to flow a certain way in the church.
  • 00:15:07.220 --> 00:15:11.160
  • And so really, if you read even all through
  • 00:15:12.020 --> 00:15:14.110
  • the scriptures when is Jesus talking--
  • 00:15:14.110 --> 00:15:15.270
  • - That's how the preachers do when you are preaching.
  • 00:15:15.270 --> 00:15:17.190
  • - Who?
  • 00:15:17.190 --> 00:15:18.190
  • Not that hard.
  • 00:15:18.280 --> 00:15:20.220
  • I'm a girl!
  • 00:15:21.120 --> 00:15:22.160
  • - I like it like that.
  • 00:15:22.160 --> 00:15:23.210
  • (audience laughs)
  • 00:15:23.210 --> 00:15:25.170
  • So even when it comes to the ushers,
  • 00:15:26.170 --> 00:15:28.240
  • and when it comes to the parking lot guys.
  • 00:15:28.240 --> 00:15:31.190
  • How dare you look at the parking lot guy
  • 00:15:31.190 --> 00:15:34.080
  • like he doesn't have the authority that I possess.
  • 00:15:34.080 --> 00:15:37.130
  • Something's wrong in what you understand
  • 00:15:37.130 --> 00:15:40.190
  • as submission is described in the scripture.
  • 00:15:40.190 --> 00:15:43.100
  • Because submission as we submit to one another
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  • adds value, adds value, to every role.
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  • And some of you, you know,
  • 00:15:51.130 --> 00:15:53.230
  • you literally wanted or couldn't wait
  • 00:15:53.230 --> 00:15:56.220
  • to get out of your house.
  • 00:15:56.220 --> 00:15:58.060
  • Because this submission in the mind of your parent,
  • 00:15:58.060 --> 00:16:02.000
  • was not the submission that was in the mind of God.
  • 00:16:02.000 --> 00:16:06.020
  • And so they devalued who you happen to be.
  • 00:16:06.020 --> 00:16:09.180
  • But I learned at an early age to submit my children.
  • 00:16:09.180 --> 00:16:13.220
  • Although I'm the parent,
  • 00:16:13.220 --> 00:16:15.100
  • I know more much more than they.
  • 00:16:15.100 --> 00:16:18.000
  • I literally would yield,
  • 00:16:18.000 --> 00:16:20.060
  • because that's what submission would do.
  • 00:16:20.060 --> 00:16:22.030
  • I would yield to some of their desires
  • 00:16:22.030 --> 00:16:24.270
  • and some of their wants.
  • 00:16:24.270 --> 00:16:26.080
  • I would have to implement what was necessary
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  • for them to have a good life.
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  • Like if they wanted ice cream for dinner
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  • and I knew spinach was gonna be better,
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  • there was a way that we can work something out
  • 00:16:36.190 --> 00:16:39.010
  • because I'm adding value to who they are.
  • 00:16:39.010 --> 00:16:41.280
  • "Okay baby, let's get this spinach thing done.
  • 00:16:41.280 --> 00:16:44.170
  • "But I also wanna make sure you will
  • 00:16:44.170 --> 00:16:47.210
  • "at least get a scoop of ice cream."
  • 00:16:47.210 --> 00:16:50.180
  • It was the value I had in my house
  • 00:16:50.180 --> 00:16:54.070
  • that literally caused them to know
  • 00:16:54.070 --> 00:16:56.170
  • that my role as your child is as equally
  • 00:16:56.170 --> 00:17:00.080
  • as significant and important as your role as father.
  • 00:17:00.080 --> 00:17:04.130
  • Now her father played games with them
  • 00:17:04.130 --> 00:17:07.220
  • because they wanted to go to McDonalds.
  • 00:17:07.220 --> 00:17:09.190
  • And dad Wooten would say "Okay, eat all your food
  • 00:17:09.190 --> 00:17:12.100
  • "and I'll take you to McDonalds.
  • 00:17:12.100 --> 00:17:14.040
  • - [DeeDee] How crazy is that?
  • 00:17:14.040 --> 00:17:15.200
  • And we would say okay.
  • 00:17:15.200 --> 00:17:17.200
  • And we would hurry up and eat. - [Pastor] Y'all were some
  • 00:17:17.200 --> 00:17:19.040
  • - [Pator] dumb children I can tell you that right now.
  • 00:17:19.040 --> 00:17:20.170
  • Easy like Sunday morning. - [DeeDee] Yeah yeah.
  • 00:17:20.170 --> 00:17:22.180
  • - [DeeDee] But you know what, you made a statement just now.
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  • That's funny.
  • 00:17:26.150 --> 00:17:27.190
  • You made a statement just now about
  • 00:17:27.190 --> 00:17:29.040
  • you may know more than your children,
  • 00:17:29.090 --> 00:17:30.250
  • but submission is not about who knows more
  • 00:17:30.250 --> 00:17:34.120
  • than the other. - [Pastor] Absolutely.
  • 00:17:34.120 --> 00:17:35.230
  • - [DeeDee] Because there may - [Pastor] Absolutely.
  • 00:17:35.230 --> 00:17:37.020
  • - [DeeDee] be some situations where the husband
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  • may know something more.
  • 00:17:39.120 --> 00:17:41.130
  • And then there's situations where the wife may know.
  • 00:17:41.130 --> 00:17:43.210
  • We're talking about a particular case.
  • 00:17:43.210 --> 00:17:45.140
  • - And in our case you know, in most cases more than I.
  • 00:17:45.140 --> 00:17:48.130
  • - No, it depends on what it is.
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  • And just vice versa.
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  • Well the same as with the children.
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  • You gotta me speeding now, rushing.
  • 00:17:53.200 --> 00:17:55.020
  • - Yeah I know.
  • 00:17:55.020 --> 00:17:55.260
  • - The children as well.
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  • The children could know more than what you know
  • 00:17:57.040 --> 00:17:59.240
  • at a particular time or about a particular subject.
  • 00:17:59.240 --> 00:18:02.170
  • Just because you're the parent doesn't mean
  • 00:18:02.170 --> 00:18:04.140
  • that you know more than that child knows.
  • 00:18:04.140 --> 00:18:06.190
  • - And how powerful would it be for you to go
  • 00:18:06.190 --> 00:18:09.130
  • to your child and get their input?
  • 00:18:09.130 --> 00:18:11.220
  • And they're looking like "Man, mom and dad,
  • 00:18:11.270 --> 00:18:14.080
  • "they are really interested in wanting to know what I know."
  • 00:18:14.080 --> 00:18:18.280
  • And it's far from what we have learned as far as old school.
  • 00:18:18.280 --> 00:18:22.270
  • Because your father never came to you.
  • 00:18:22.270 --> 00:18:25.050
  • "What do you think?"
  • 00:18:25.050 --> 00:18:26.210
  • Man you ask him "Dad can I go outside?
  • 00:18:28.250 --> 00:18:30.260
  • "No.
  • 00:18:30.260 --> 00:18:31.160
  • "Why?
  • 00:18:31.160 --> 00:18:32.100
  • "Cause I said so."
  • 00:18:32.100 --> 00:18:34.070
  • It was no submission at all with respect to that.
  • 00:18:34.180 --> 00:18:38.000
  • And as a result you say "When I get old enough
  • 00:18:38.000 --> 00:18:40.280
  • "I'm out of here."
  • 00:18:40.280 --> 00:18:42.100
  • I got to look at these scripture references.
  • 00:18:42.170 --> 00:18:44.160
  • - Okay.
  • 00:18:44.160 --> 00:18:45.130
  • - Okay, okay got on to 23.
  • 00:18:45.130 --> 00:18:47.270
  • - 23, "For the husband is the head of the wife.
  • 00:18:48.030 --> 00:18:52.060
  • "As also Christ is head of the church."
  • 00:18:52.060 --> 00:18:55.050
  • - He's establishing order here in the family
  • 00:18:55.050 --> 00:18:57.240
  • but He also said from the outset the onset.
  • 00:18:57.240 --> 00:19:01.050
  • What is it?
  • 00:19:01.050 --> 00:19:02.000
  • - Onset.
  • 00:19:02.000 --> 00:19:02.280
  • - From the onset He also said
  • 00:19:02.280 --> 00:19:04.270
  • "Submit yourself to one another."
  • 00:19:04.270 --> 00:19:06.290
  • So if you just gonna start at 22 and be strong on 23
  • 00:19:07.070 --> 00:19:11.240
  • then what about 21?
  • 00:19:11.240 --> 00:19:14.140
  • You can't leave that cause He has something
  • 00:19:14.140 --> 00:19:16.190
  • for the both of you in 21.
  • 00:19:16.190 --> 00:19:19.090
  • He has something for the wife in 22.
  • 00:19:19.090 --> 00:19:22.250
  • And then He talks to the husband in 23.
  • 00:19:22.250 --> 00:19:26.210
  • Now go to Ephesians 6:1.
  • 00:19:26.210 --> 00:19:30.270
  • After He finished with the husband and wife situation,
  • 00:19:30.270 --> 00:19:34.070
  • look where He starts?
  • 00:19:34.070 --> 00:19:35.200
  • There is order, people say "There's no instructions
  • 00:19:35.200 --> 00:19:38.290
  • "for raising children anywhere."
  • 00:19:38.290 --> 00:19:41.080
  • That's a lie, there's instructions in the word of God.
  • 00:19:41.080 --> 00:19:44.120
  • He says "Now children obey your parents
  • 00:19:44.120 --> 00:19:47.080
  • "in the Lord for this is" what?
  • 00:19:47.080 --> 00:19:49.040
  • - [DeeDee] This is right. - [Audience] Right.
  • 00:19:49.040 --> 00:19:50.160
  • - [DeeDee] But that's because most people don't
  • 00:19:50.160 --> 00:19:51.290
  • take all of the scriptures and apply it to their lives.
  • 00:19:51.290 --> 00:19:54.180
  • They think if it doesn't say children,
  • 00:19:54.180 --> 00:19:56.200
  • if it doesn't say wife, if it doesn't say father or husband,
  • 00:19:56.200 --> 00:20:00.040
  • then it doesn't apply in the family.
  • 00:20:00.040 --> 00:20:02.080
  • Well Jesus all through the scriptures is talking about
  • 00:20:02.080 --> 00:20:05.030
  • how we shall honor, how we shall humble,
  • 00:20:05.030 --> 00:20:07.030
  • how we shall submit ourselves one to another.
  • 00:20:07.030 --> 00:20:10.200
  • That applies to everybody across the board.
  • 00:20:10.200 --> 00:20:13.210
  • - Absolutely.
  • 00:20:13.210 --> 00:20:14.280
  • - So we're supposed to have that same humility
  • 00:20:14.280 --> 00:20:16.130
  • even in our homes, not just in the church
  • 00:20:16.130 --> 00:20:18.110
  • or in the workplace.
  • 00:20:18.110 --> 00:20:19.260
  • - So then He goes on to say, and I heard your point,
  • 00:20:19.260 --> 00:20:22.250
  • point well received.
  • 00:20:22.250 --> 00:20:24.090
  • "Honor your" what?
  • 00:20:24.090 --> 00:20:25.280
  • - [Audience] Father. - [Pastor] Father
  • 00:20:25.280 --> 00:20:26.250
  • - [Pastor] and your mother.
  • 00:20:26.250 --> 00:20:27.290
  • "Which is the" what?
  • 00:20:27.290 --> 00:20:29.060
  • (audience responds)
  • 00:20:29.060 --> 00:20:30.140
  • Looks like He's going over in the law to me.
  • 00:20:30.140 --> 00:20:33.110
  • I thought the law was done away with.
  • 00:20:34.120 --> 00:20:36.210
  • No the law has not been done away.
  • 00:20:36.290 --> 00:20:38.240
  • He didn't redeem us from the law.
  • 00:20:38.240 --> 00:20:41.080
  • He redeemed us from the curse of the law.
  • 00:20:41.080 --> 00:20:44.210
  • But now the author of grace is reaching over
  • 00:20:44.210 --> 00:20:48.020
  • back into the Old Testament and pulling from the big 10
  • 00:20:48.020 --> 00:20:52.160
  • one of the commandments that parents, that children,
  • 00:20:52.160 --> 00:20:56.060
  • should obey their parents in the Lord.
  • 00:20:56.060 --> 00:20:58.020
  • He says "And then honor their father and mother."
  • 00:20:58.020 --> 00:21:00.260
  • He said "The first commandment with the" what?
  • 00:21:00.260 --> 00:21:04.070
  • - Promise. - [Audience] Promise.
  • 00:21:04.070 --> 00:21:05.010
  • - "That it may be" what?
  • 00:21:05.010 --> 00:21:06.130
  • - [Everyone] "Well with you,
  • 00:21:06.130 --> 00:21:08.190
  • "and you may live long on the earth."
  • 00:21:08.190 --> 00:21:12.210
  • And one of the reasons why they're not living long
  • 00:21:12.210 --> 00:21:15.110
  • is because father's and mother's aren't enforcing it.
  • 00:21:15.110 --> 00:21:18.220
  • Now what you gotta understand, there is the real
  • 00:21:18.220 --> 00:21:21.250
  • and there is the ideal.
  • 00:21:21.250 --> 00:21:23.170
  • Come on, say that.
  • 00:21:23.170 --> 00:21:24.210
  • - [Everyone] The real and the ideal.
  • 00:21:24.210 --> 00:21:26.280
  • - And in between the real and the ideal
  • 00:21:26.280 --> 00:21:29.180
  • there's a big gap.
  • 00:21:29.180 --> 00:21:30.280
  • And Jesus taught concerning the ideal.
  • 00:21:30.280 --> 00:21:33.250
  • He said "The ideal is right here."
  • 00:21:33.250 --> 00:21:36.090
  • Now the real in reality may be right here.
  • 00:21:36.090 --> 00:21:40.070
  • And in this gap, if we don't fill that gap
  • 00:21:40.070 --> 00:21:43.130
  • with these principles, there's no way
  • 00:21:43.130 --> 00:21:45.210
  • we're gonna reach or ascertain what
  • 00:21:45.210 --> 00:21:48.170
  • He intended from the very beginning.
  • 00:21:48.170 --> 00:21:50.280
  • So it behooves all of us to embrace these principles
  • 00:21:50.280 --> 00:21:54.170
  • that we're talking about throughout this family series.
  • 00:21:54.170 --> 00:21:58.080
  • Because I promise you, you saw a demonstration
  • 00:21:58.080 --> 00:22:01.260
  • of this word as it relates to family on Friday night.
  • 00:22:01.260 --> 00:22:05.050
  • And even in my household.
  • 00:22:05.050 --> 00:22:06.250
  • And it's wonderful to have a picture of a family
  • 00:22:06.250 --> 00:22:10.140
  • that has somewhat close to the ideal situation.
  • 00:22:10.140 --> 00:22:14.290
  • I'm striving for perfection.
  • 00:22:14.290 --> 00:22:17.060
  • That's where I am.
  • 00:22:17.060 --> 00:22:18.070
  • I believe my family is perfect.
  • 00:22:18.070 --> 00:22:21.000
  • That's what I believe.
  • 00:22:21.150 --> 00:22:22.190
  • "There are no perfect families."
  • 00:22:22.190 --> 00:22:24.040
  • Well that's for your family.
  • 00:22:24.040 --> 00:22:25.250
  • Even with the imperfections, we confess perfect.
  • 00:22:26.050 --> 00:22:29.260
  • Even with the sickness and disease, we confess healing.
  • 00:22:29.260 --> 00:22:33.210
  • Even with the poverty symptoms,
  • 00:22:33.210 --> 00:22:35.290
  • we profess rich or wealth.
  • 00:22:35.290 --> 00:22:38.230
  • So all of that is based upon how we confess.
  • 00:22:38.230 --> 00:22:42.220
  • If I reach for the stars, how does it go?
  • 00:22:42.220 --> 00:22:45.080
  • If I reach for the moon, if I reach for something up there.
  • 00:22:45.080 --> 00:22:48.180
  • - [DeeDee] I fall somewhere in there.
  • 00:22:48.180 --> 00:22:50.040
  • - I fall somewhere.
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  • (DeeDee and Pastor laugh)
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  • So it's important that we understand these things
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  • because if we can begin to do that in our society.
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  • And men especially you, if you embrace this
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  • the weight that you have been given as a man,
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  • as a husband, as a father.
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  • It's been said that men, their weight and their words
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  • is like 500 pounds compared to
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  • 25 pounds of a woman's weight.
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  • But sometimes that's been used negatively
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  • because a woman has been using
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  • that understanding in a negative way.
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  • When a child does something wrong,
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  • all that mother had to do was say
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  • "Wait til your daddy gets home."
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  • So the daddy was looked at negatively.
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  • But if you look at the scripture,
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  • the scripture tells that father.
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  • We passed by that in Colossians.
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  • - I was gonna continue.
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  • - We passed by that.
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  • In Colossians--
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  • - It says fathers.
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  • - Fathers do not what?
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  • - "Provoke not your children to anger."
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  • - "Provoke not your children to anger."
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  • And you are implementing all of these rules and regulations.
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  • And for real you're blowing your child
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  • and you don't know you're blowing your child.
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  • And for those of you who don't know what blowing means,
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  • you just happen to be an old head.
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  • Just lean over on your neighbor and ask them to explain.
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  • What is he talking about when he's saying blowing?
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  • And I'm rushing through this because I wanna get
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  • to a certain place before we end this lesson.
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  • - You gotta say something cause I know you gotta go.
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  • We gotta another week.
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  • But I think. - [Pastor] I don't wanna
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  • I know but I really - [Pastor] take too many weeks.
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  • - [DeeDee] want you to talk about,
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  • remember we were looking at that video
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  • because you said you was gonna
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  • use that as one of your points.
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  • How the parents are embarrassing or the fathers
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  • and the mothers are embarrassing
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  • their children on social media.
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  • - Oh man, some of these guys on Facebook.
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  • Especially some of these mothers.
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  • I saw a stepmom, and I don't
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  • particularly care for that term.
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  • But a stepmom had her son with her
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  • and he was cutting up in
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  • school or something. - [DeeDee] He was getting high.
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  • - [Pastor] Or yeah, smoking weed or whatever have you.
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  • And she gets on Facebook
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  • and she starts to cut his hair.
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  • And she cut his hair where she just cut off all.
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  • Like you cut my hair in the hospital bed.
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  • I was jacked up man. - [DeeDee] You was jacked up.
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  • - [Pastor] I was moving like.
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  • - I said I was gonna show them that picture.
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  • I'm gonna show them that picture.
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  • - You're not showing anybody that picture.
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  • (audience laughs)
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  • And I don't really mind the methodologies
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  • that are incorporated or embraced, governor in church.
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  • I really don't.
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  • I do mind the changing of a message.
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  • You now, the method may change
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  • but the message should never change.
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  • And this is just bait.
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  • And in fishing I believe the bait can change
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  • but the hook should never change.
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  • - You know, quite frankly what I've noticed,
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  • DeeDee and I both, is that I haven't really taken
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  • the opportunity and time to extend to you
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  • an invitation and an opportunity
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  • to become our partners.
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  • - Amen.
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  • - I have not done that nearly enough,
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  • and you hear a lot of voices.
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  • You hear a lot of people asking you
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  • to support them, and maybe you have
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  • just kind of mixed us in with all of the other voices,
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  • but you really haven't heard from DeeDee and I
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  • in this particular appeal.
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  • It's not that we have a desire
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  • to ask you for all of these things,
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  • it's a command from the word of God.
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  • As a matter of fact, quite frankly again,
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  • if I didn't have to, I would not,
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  • but the Bible provides for you
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  • in this appeal from me
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  • an opportunity to increase you.
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  • - Amen.
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  • - Now I didn't understand that initially,
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  • when I began to understand the word
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  • concerning giving, but now I do,
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  • and I can promise you it will bless your life
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  • and catapult you in to another dimension.
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  • Now, you simply have to become
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  • a partner of living by faith television.
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  • It's a partner of purpose.
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  • - Amen.
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  • - We have a purpose here,
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  • and DeeDee and I have been fulfilling our purpose,
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  • and guess what?
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  • We've done a lot of it without your help.
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  • But you've been blessed, what we've shared.
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  • So now, it's time to do your part.
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  • But in doing your part, there are so many promises
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  • that will come along with your doing so.
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  • We want to thank you in advance
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  • for partnering with us, and becoming a partner of purpose.
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  • We love you, and remember, that life is better
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  • - [Both Together] When you're living by faith.
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  • - Thank you.
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